Brazilian plant name: "Moquilles tomentosa"??

Doug Yanega dyanega at UCR.EDU
Mon Mar 21 13:12:10 CST 2005

Joe Kirkbride wrote:

>Look at the following GRIN web page:
>, and you
>will see that Moquilea tomentosa Benth. is the basionym of Licania
>tomentosa (Benth.) Fritsch.  According to Prance (1972) the species
>occurs in coastal, Brasilian restinga forests from Amazonia to Santa

That's the plant. Ironically enough, I myself have reared numerous
critters on it (while I was in Brazil), though I knew it as Licania.
I also find it odd that Google returns no correct hits when I type in
"Moquil"...I hadn't realized that Google couldn't do anything other
than whole word searches, even in advanced search mode.

Thanks to all who helped.

Doug Yanega        Dept. of Entomology         Entomology Research Museum
Univ. of California - Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521-0314
phone: (951) 827-4315 (standard disclaimer: opinions are mine, not UCR's)
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